Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) begun in June of 1998, in Moldova with the aims of providing internet access and training for targeted Moldovan professional and academic groups such as journalists and journalism students, lawyers and law students, staff members of local NGOs, governmental employees and public administration students as well as alumni of ECA exchange programs.
Basically, the program was commenced at a time when there was need to expose more individuals to the internet.
Representatives of these groups participated in several training courses that IATP offered free of charge. The organization provided its audience with the opportunity to learn about the Internet and how it can serve as a valuable informational resource in professional and academic settings. For example, the training courses educated Moldovan lawyers on how they could find information about Moldovan legislation on the Internet; journalists learnt how find information on the Internet that they could use in writing news stories.
Staff members of NGOs on the other hand benefited from the courses by learning how to find out about the activities of other local and international NGOs that have the same mission.
In addition to learning more about how to use the resources available online, the students were also taught on how to make use of the resources by enhancing there development such as creating websites and engaging in various web designs. To encourage them do this, the organization provided hosting solutions to a maximum of three websites that the students created.
The training is long dead. Today any one can access the internet courtesy of the rapid technological growth of the sector. The website is no more but I seek to redevelop it featuring more interesting content about technology. In the meantime, don’t get patient of waiting. In the meantime, you can access some interesting posts that I’ve published on the topics below.
The art of technology is rather varied in that there are plenty of interesting things that you can come across these days. The variety of different things that can come about when it comes to technology are rather fascinating and deserve to be seen well.
I feel that Internet access can make a real difference when it comes to making the world a better overall place. By getting online, it will be easier for all kinds of people from around the world to do more and enjoy their lives to make things more amazing and unique.
Why the Internet Access Is Important
Internet access makes the world better in that by getting online, it will be easier for people to do all sorts of fine things. People who can get online will certainly have an easier time with their lives as they will do a little more to get in touch with other people and do business.
People who can get online will have easy access to all sorts of things. They can go online right now to enjoy a variety of things like email and instant messaging, video conferencing and much more. People can also look up all sorts of things online with ease. It is amazing to see how the online world can make it easier for people to do all these great things.
This is great for businesses that need help with keeping employees in check. By working online, people can get in touch with each other at any time as needed.
Meanwhile, those who are poor can certainly benefit from online access at libraries among other similar places. They can go online and find information on jobs, communicate with other people that they have not reached in a long time and so forth.
The world would be very different if we did not have this technology. We wouldn’t be in touch with one another nor would we have many things to say to other people. In addition, it would be harder for many businesses to run properly because they don’t have the ability to interact with their customers or employees often nor could they offer their wares online.
What About the IATP?
The Internet Access and Training Program has especially been useful for helping people to get online. It is an NGO dedicated to helping people in poor countries learn about the Internet and how they can benefit from it. This was introduced to help many Eurasian countries like Moldova and Georgia to get online. Eleven countries from this part of the world have participated in this program.
This program is being used to help with educating people about how to get online and how to use different online applications relating to email among other things. This was designed to help people in some of the world’s poorest countries to get help as needed when going online.
Great For Many Uses
The online world has become very important for many essential reasons. I have particularly seen this firsthand as I have been working with a company dedicated to creating websites relating to health issues. I have worked on websites dedicated to helping people learn about their weight loss needs, for instance.
Some of the sites I have worked on have been a little more specific. These include sites relating to breast cancer treatments and how people can recover from some of the most difficult treatments for this particular condition.
I have worked with all sorts of great projects for NGO groups and have especially gotten people to learn more about how different concepts relating to their health work. I have been very happy with what I have gotten into and today I feel that the information that I am helping to get out there is critical to people. Without online access, it would be difficult for people to learn about things and to get the information that they require or to even interact with doctors and other professionals who can help them in many forms.
The online world is certainly critical to our society. We all have to go far and get more out of our lives and by getting online, we can do quite a number of things to be successful. We can learn more about what we need to know and help others while also staying in touch. It’s truly amazing to see just how great the online world is when all is considered.
Technology is a necessity to us all. There are many conveniences which are brought by the use of the various technological advances in recent times. For instance, you can shop at the comfort of your office while you attend to office functions without having to physically go shopping for whatever that you need. Don’t you think that it is more fun and convenient to communicate with friends and business partners globally at cheaper rates and is real-time through Skype or emails?
There are many facets in life that have been greatly improved by modern technology. This has enabled us to enrich our lives. However, at times I feel that there are some negative impacts about technology that needs to be addressed and corrected. I’m not talking about how humans are losing their social perspective because one would rather be on the PC dating online rather than saying ‘hi’ to a fellow passenger whom they are on the evening train together as they head home. Or maybe one would rather connect with friends on social media than talking to a schoolmate during a lunch break.
Impacts of Technological Advancement
One sector which has greatly improved in recent times due to modern technology is the health industry. Being in good health is paramount to everyone on earth. Good health fuels more productivity at works. It helps reduce sick days off, reduce hospital bills hence one can save – the benefits are immense. In recent times, there have been some advances in the health sector which can help swiftly diagnose and treat medical conditions relatively in good time hence ensuring that one can resume his/her daily activities.
Think for instance at the various programs such Digital Tomosynthesis which helps create a 3D Mammogram when screening for breast cancer. Although it has not been widely used since it is relatively new, it is very promising in ensuring that even the least spread cancerous cells on the breast can be easily detected early unlike other conventional mammography techniques which may fail to do so. This can help reduce cases cause by the condition because of early detection.
Think about programs like the OrganOx Metra System which has made liver transplant a reality and thus can help save the life of a person suffering from liver cirrhosis or other liver-related conditions which are usually fatal. Such are the modern times technology which have helped save and preserve lives. I’m particularly looking forward to increasing prevalence and use of robotic laproscopic surgical systems, which is slowly revolutionizing weight loss surgery.
Is Tech Good?
On the other hand, massive revolutions and use of technology has some bad consequence too. One menace that the whole world is fighting with today is pollution. Take for example Beijing. This is one city which has massively put technology into use especially in the industries. This results to a heavily polluted atmosphere which in the long run may lead to various health complications for the residents of that region. Moreover, air pollution contributes much in global warming because the pollutants trap warmth in the atmosphere hence heating the globe. Global warming has been reported in recent years to cause many cases of massive property destruction and sadly death.
Adopting green technology has been far from reach despite the various summits that world leaders have been holding in the recent times because technology has increased the use of energy. Everything today has been made easier, but also the consumption of power to run the several electronic devices, machinery and plants has increased, and thus it is difficult for green technology to be sufficient in providing the needed energy. So global warming continues to challenge our existence.
There are many instances when safe environmental standards have been greatly compromised. A good example is the mining sector. Some resources which are mined can’t be obtained without harming the environment. A good example is the resources used to create electronic devices such as nickel and other rare ores. When mining these resources, harmful emissions usually result such as coal dust or sulfuric acid vapors. These hazardous emissions have resulted to cases of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases as well as damaging important elements of the ecosystem such as soil microbes.
Another example is the use of modern technology in farming. The yields may improve greatly by adopting modern farming methods, but the use of pesticides and herbicides usually have a negative impact on the environment. They damage the soil and some important living organisms in the soil. When it rains, these hazardous chemicals might find their way to the water ways and thus become poisonous to marine life as well as to human use.
Today, we live in a world where everything is fast advancing rendering what has been in use to be redundant and therefore can be easily disposed. We all want to be up-to-date with the recent advanced cars, cell phones and other electronic devices. If you too look at the disposal of gadgets and other outdated technological good you will realize that they too negatively impact on the environment. Take for example the old thermometer, they contained mercury, but since they are outdated, we cease using them but we may not properly dispose them which is dangerous.
I’m not saying that technology is bad, but I emphasis that there should be proper checks on how negative some use can impact on us and more importantly the environment. It is our duty to conserve the environmental as we adopt modern changes, we need to also consider if it has any negative impacts on us.